May 23, 2007
Today Gary goes after the hot white wines of Spain.
please come to Virginia Tech this was a great episode
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That was interesting to learn that Albarino is one of the grapes used to make Vihno Verde. I’ve had a Vihno Verde and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the wine store I get most of my wine from is currently out! 🙁
Here’s a link for the 411 on Albarino:
I’ll have to pick up an Albarino and try it.
QOTD: How do the rest of us order a picle wine T-shirt?
Nice Episode!! Ain’t had an Albarino in ages. Ya
got me inspired!! Can ya do 4 or 5 Gewurtzs someday??
Great show! Just started my annual “summertime white search” and now I have something totally new to look for!
How about some more value wines G? One $12 bottle is ok but if I still lived at home with my parents like you do I could afford those $20 bottles.
Hi all! Most of the albarinos I’ve had so far are very good. Many of the ones I prefer are aged ‘sur lie’ where they tend to have a fuller body and more intense flavors. Try the Do Zoe Albarino ’05 and ’06. The 05 is a little smokey with apricot and peach flavors. To me, the ’06 doen’t have the smokiness and it has more peach flavors with apricot accents.
QOD answer: KUHCRENYAV
Another great ep, Yrag Kuhcrenyav.
With reference to Bossman’s number crunching post above: I think GV’s might be counting down to when WLTV goes High-Def.
Interesting stuff there, Gary! I’ll see if any of our shops here have any Albarino; it sounds great!
i’ve had them before. You used to carry one by BÃ¼rgans (I think that was the label) that I liked there for a while.
nice job on the getting the HD camera, you can definitely tell. Now can you just do something about your ilghting? I’ll even help you set it up, but really, the lighting isn’t the best (to pick-nits!)
Agh…first time posting here, I thought I would try to come in and type Vaynerchuk backwards, but I see I was beat to it by the posee. In any case, I started watching this a short while ago, I am about ten episodes in and I know that is nothing compared to the entire archive you have here, but I have to say I am loving the show. I am new to wines to, so I really do not know squat, needless to say I am getting schooled here real nicely…
Excellent episode. To be honest, these are the types of episodes I love on WLTV – featuring a slightly different varietal (not the common 5 reds and whites) or wine region. Most excellent, my friend. But wait! No QOTD? Oh, I see Jen asked one earlier in the comment list. Okay, let’s see, a wine that brought tears to my eyes – the Gruet sparkling wine that we used for the toast at my wedding. And it wasn’t because of the quality or lack thereof of the wine. 😉
Nice switch from the usual white suspects~
QOTD from Jen
….2003 Beaujolais Nouveau in Paris. 7:00 in the morning, thanksgiving week, my first time in Paris, off the plane and my hotel wasn’t ready for me. I dropped my bags there and walked until I stumbled across an outdoors Farmer’s Market setting up for the Saturday Morning. All French farmers.After several minutes of me mumbling and stumbling around it, a 23 year old English speaking French girl took me under her wing and brought me to each vendor, introducing me. By the end of the row of vendors, I was eating a freshly made, steaming hot… Ham and Cheese Crepe… ( REAL Ham and REAL French cheese). 8 am in the 40 degree weather with my new girl of my dreams. Suddenly the Beaujolais Nouveau arrives by truck since it was the third weekend in November (remember?). The old farmers were partying, filling my plastic cup,dinking and beaming toothles smiles and lot’s of bottles. Me, loving the crepe, the smell of the market in the cold air, Paris waking up……and that beautifully thin delicious perfect wine washing it all down!
One of the best experiences in my lifetime.
great episode, but is this grape sweet? is it dry? what up? (not lettin’ go of this issue, my friend!) 😉
Nice ep. Funny, I had just opened a bottle of Nora da Neve 2005, the somewhat more high end cuvee. Zingy, lot of structure (awful lot), falvours of cumquat, passion fruit and lime, great, cross between riesling, viognier and bouboulenc. Love it.
I discovered AlbariÃ±o a few years ago and it has fast replaced my old friend Pinot Grigio as my hot summer with seafood wine of choice.
Vay-ner-chuk backwards is Chuk-ner-Vay.
Great episode. I’m a fan of Albarino. Had my first bottle with grilled lobster….yummm
You can’t search for “shirt”, “tee” works but if it’s the pickle you want, “pickle” will weed out the dead deer (and thankfully doesn’t include any of Gary’s tasting notes…. otherwise we’d be wading through mucho entries). Oddly enough only the Vayniac shirt has “shirt” in the description.
I’d link to it but I don’t want to make assumptions on size lest you decide to sit on or send your big brother after me as the case may be.
QOTD – Question of the day! Question of the day! We want a… question of the day!
Thanks of the white wine education.
OK Bossman, I do agree with you. You have WAY too freakin’ much time on your hands……
Thanks GV for introduction to another wine that I did not know about. I also enjoy the character of the nose on whites. To be honest with you, even though I love red wines most, I find more variety and complexity in the nose on a lot of whites. Not sure if that is my olfactory peculiarity or if that is something others also observe. I am still in a SIWBM, but I have a list of stuff to buy once the embargo is over………including Al-bah-reen-yo.
I don’t think I can remember an episode without a QOTD. Have you slipped a cog?
My .02; Albarino rocks out with it’s cock out!
Great EP., BIG G! — You KNOW I’m including an AlbariÃ±o in my next 1/2 case!
QOTD: Man, I love WLTV… I really do.
I love Spanish wines but surprisingly have not had a really good AlbariÃ±o (only had one or two ever, and both were far too green and acidic). Based on this episode I’ll have to give them another try, although “Razor-sharp” just might be too much for my palate.
the nora is a good wine. i highly encourage everyone to seek out the Valminor 05′ it is wonderful for around 10 bucks. albarino rocks!
We love Albarino and have been drinking it all month. Good to see it finally making headways in the states. Now onto all of Galicia’s other great whites..when is the Godello video coming out? 😉
Bubble Brothers needed an AlbariÃ±o in the range, and we tasted more than twenty bottles from nearly as many producers. They were all dull, and all too expensive by far. Then the next morning a late arrival turned up, and it was great. So that’s the one we stock. Tamara from Pazo Pondal was twisting my arm for some business last week at the London Wine Fair. It was good to re-taste her wines, but one AlbariÃ±o’s enough for us at the moment.
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